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Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
Don't You Dare Read This Mrs Dunphrey
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something... Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780689815430
ISBN-10: 0689815433
Publication Date: 10/1/1997
Pages: 112
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4.1 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey on + 14 more book reviews
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My eighth grade girls loved this book when I was teaching junior high. It's written as a diary, and it's also an accelerated reading book.
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I love books that are written like diaries and journals. It's fun to get in someone's personal writings like that. Teenagers will love it since it deals with something teachers usually make them do...write a class journal.
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Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey was a story that even at my age I could relate to. I was a huge journal writer as a young teen, and it was definitely a way for me to really let my inner thoughts flow. It is amazing how we can really not see the chaos and drama that is going on in a teen's life. Or anyone's for that matter.

Tish follows through on her assignment to make several journal entries each week for Mrs. Dunphrey's English class. Because of a promise to not read anything marked "Don't Read This," Tish is actually able to really let her life out on paper that probably doesn't match what her friends and teachers imagine.

The story moves swiftly and is really a pretty short book at just 125 pages. Tish is a teen character that is believable and one that many can relate to. Your emotions just might get caught up in this story. My emotions were definitely caught. Tish is a girl you could actually know, but would be surprised to find out how little you might know. Reading this caused me to really open my eyes to those around me. This was an excellent book, and I am so glad I stumbled on it. :)

Another little treat was because I got it on Paperback Swap it was not just a good deal but also used. The inside cover made me giggle, because first it was signed by one girl who owned it and then another signed it and also drew some funny pictures on the inside cover. Silly but it was kind of sweet to see.
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very good book for young people to read
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In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish Bonner chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absense.


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